January 14, 2005
Best tag team of 2004
The SLAM! Readers and SLAM! Wrestling staff make their year-end picks

The Briscoe Brothers

Oh for the days of E&C, The Dudleyz and the Hardyz. Tag-team wrestling has been all but permanantly shelved in pro wrestling as promoters work harder on single wrestlers than duos.

What We Thought

Jason Clevett - The Briscoe Brothers. With all due respect to the teams on the official list, none of them appeal to me. The state of tag team wrestling in TNA and WWE is horrible, but on the indy scene there is a tremendous amount of really good duos: The Havana Pitbulls, The Second City Saints, The Stampede Bulldogs, Jack Evans & Roderick Strong, BJ Whitmere & Dan Maff and many more. 2004, however, will mark the year I discovered The Briscoes and became an immediate fan. Towards the end of the year, Mark was involved in a motorcycle accident that took him and brother Jay away from the sport, but I hope 2005 sees the return of this incredibly talented young duo who will have a huge future in the business.

Yves Leroux - The Basham Brothers. I like the Bashams as they have lots of talent, and bring new blood to an division that had been stagnant for a couple of years.

Bob Kapur - XXX. These guys performed some of the most death-defying moves I've ever seen. Though their loss at "Turning Point" means they can no longer team up, they had a heck of a great year, with many memorable moments.

Corey David Lacroix - KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH). I don't think I've seen these two in a single sub-par tag contest to date. The young guns of NOAH, both athletes have been presenting some of the best junior-heavyweight action out of Japan for the last two years. All signs point to this trend continuing, much to the joy of NOAH fans everywhere.


Jon Waldman - La Resistance. I know I'm going to get a good amount of "what the hell" e-mails as a result of this pick, but let me explain; La Rez has been the single-most consistent tag team

What Our Readers Thought:



7. Best Tag Team
Graph Count Percent
 Evolution 272 18.8
 Team Canada 223 15.4
 Eugene/Regal 210 14.5
 AMW 175 12.1
 La Resistance 161 11.1
 XXX 99 6.8
 Bashams 25 1.7
 3 Live Kru 17 1.2
 The Naturals 6 0.4
 Other 203 14.0
 -- Blank -- 54 3.7



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